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$4 a Month? Social Security Recipients to Get Tiny Increase

FINANCE | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Oct 20
Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.

Nearly Half of Young Adults Lack Retirement Savings, Pension

LEGAL | By Stan Choe | Oct 16
Young Americans with even just $1 saved for retirement are ahead of the pack: Forty-eight percent of all Americans aged 18 to 30 have zero in retirement savings and no access to a traditional pension.

Why Your Bank May Not Be Giving You the Best Mortgage Rate

REAL ESTATE | By Hal Bundrick | Oct 15
Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. And yet, some loan experts say, many banks aren't giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve.

Use Price Matching to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

SAVING | By Courtney Jespersen | Oct 8
Even though price matching works, less than 10 percent of consumers do it, according to Sucharita Mulpuru, chief retail strategist for annual commerce industry convention Shoptalk.

Treat Your Marriage Like a Business

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet Columnist | Sep 22
My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we'd be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we'd have no retirement accounts.

Financial Planning and Marriage Equality

SAVING | By John Lake, LGBT Segment Manager at Wells Fargo | Sep 18
It's been over a year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples in all 50 states. This was a joyful milestone, but also a reminder that marriage carries financial consequences.

Ask Brianna: Should I Combine Finances With My Partner?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Sep 17
Deciding to merge your money isn't just moving cash around. It also means choosing to trust your partner completely with your finances. You need to know that there won't be any impulse motorcycle purchases or secret wine club memberships.

Are Store Rewards Programs Worthwhile?

FINANCE | By Courtney Jespersen | Sep 2
From department stores to drugstores, retailers are asking consumers to enroll in rewards programs, also called loyalty programs, for access to better deals. But signing up may not be worth the hassle.

Ask Brianna: Should I Ask for More Money At My First Job?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Aug 31
Let my experience be a lesson to you: Whether you're a man or a woman, a new grad or a career changer, you should negotiate when your employer offers you less money than you know you should be paid.

Big Costs for Little Ones

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Aug 30
Child care is a major expense for many American families and can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to help:

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